US stocks make gains as earnings roll in

April 15, 2015 3:57 PM

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Stronger earnings and rising oil prices are pushing U.S. stocks higher Wednesday. Intel led the Dow Jones industrial average up after the maker of computer chips turned in better results than Wall Street expected.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow rose 75 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,112 as of 11:15 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,106, while the Nasdaq composite added 22 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,999.

Also read: Intel reports better-than-expected earnings as data center chips grow 13% to $4.5 billion

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